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Actas Urológicas Españolas

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CERQUEIRA, M. et al. Bulbourethral sling: The experience of our service. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2005, vol.29, n.4, pp.401-407. ISSN 0210-4806.

Objectives: The authors present the clinic results obtained with the bulbourethral sling application with pubic bone anchorage (Invance®) in patients with stress urinary incontinence.  Material and methods: From July to December 2003, 10 slings were implanted in men between the 60’s and the 83 years old (average 72,6 years), whose incontinence appeared after prostatic surgery (retro pubic radical prostatectomy, perineal radical prostatectomy, radical cystoprostatectomy with Camey II neobladder, transurethral resection, transvesical prostate adenomectomy). Results: After 9 months follow-up (3 to 7 months), 8 patients (80%) are continent (without need of using any pad) and 2 (20%) show minimum leakage with effort (need of 1 to 2 daily pads). All are satisfied with the surgery result. Two patients referred perineal pain, which was solved with Paracetamol. There was no case of perineal haematoma, infection, rejection or urethral erosion. Conclusion: The bulbourethral sling with bone anchorage is a rather invasive procedure, of easy technical execution, with high continence rates and associated to low morbidity. Although the presented results been an incentive to the technique prolongation, it would be necessary a higher tracking: and higher global experience in order that this sling affirm and transform itself in an alternative to the artificial sphincter in selected cases.

Keywords : Prostate cancer; Incontinence; Male sling.

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